Tue, Nov 06, 2012 | 21:06 GMT
Guitar Hero co-creator ventures into mobile gaming peripherals
Red Octane co-founder Charles Huang has launched a new company called Green Throttle Gaming, with the intention of turning your mobile into a proper big screen gaming device.
Green Throttle has two main products – an app and the Atlus controller. The Green Throttle Arena App allows users to connect mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets to an HDTV, then play using the Bluetooth-powered controllers. It acts as a connection hub for your existing hardware, eliminating the need for a whole new console.
Green Throttle will be developing games in-house for the system, and has opened its SDK to other developers.
Huang has plenty of experience with peripherals to back up the company; he was one of two founders of Red Octane, which co-created Guitar Hero with Harmonix, mainly supplying the hardware side at first. The company was later later purchased and then shuttered by Activision. He’s joined by ex-Palm Pre lead Matt Crowley and former Palm Pilot electrical engineer Karl Townsend.